“Analysts forecast U.S. consumer price inflation, to be released on Wednesday, to have slowed to 1.9 percent in January from a year earlier, while the core measure is seen ticking down to 1.7 percent… An above-forecast figure could well spark a fresh selloff in stocks and bonds. Central bankers have not exhibited much concern over the equity rout, indicating they intend to push on with plans to tighten monetary policy this year.” (Reuters)
Christopher Ragan, Director, Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University
Christopher Ragan is an economist and the inaugural director of McGill University's Max Bell School of Public Policy. He will be available Wednesday to comment on the implications of the consumer-price data for U.S. monetary policy.
christopher.ragan [at] mcgill.ca (English)